Helpful Score: 4
This was an amazing book. Beautifully written, and one that REALLY takes you out of your reading "comfort zone". If you've been mostly sticking to mindless chick-lit (I'm guilty as well), this book snaps you back to reality. Some of the things that happen are so terribly sad you just want to burst into tears at the idea that humans could treat each other that way. But at the same time, you're addicted and can't stop reading. Such a sad story but such an amazing tale. I really feel that with everything that's happened in the Middle East, everyone should read this book. You hear stories on the news and in print of the horrors and massacres that have happened over there but this brings it much closer to home. An excellent, sad, horrifying, beautiful, REAL, novel.